Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide, through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Their work began in the early 1900's when they successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, WCS protects many of the world's iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, and wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies.
WCS is working to mitigate the effects of climate change on wildlife and ecosystems globally. Their studies inform decisions by the scientific community and policymakers, as well as local organizations. Conservationists work on the ground with communities that depend on natural resources to help them find mutually-beneficial solutions to relieve the stress on fragile ecosystems. WCS also works closely with governments and corporations to reduce and offset carbon emissions while protecting the world's remaining forests from destruction as an important tool for stemming the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions.
The WCS Climate Adaptation Fund supports one to two-year projects that implement science-driven, on-the-ground actions that assist wildlife and ecosystems to adapt to climate change at a landscape scale.
Phone: (718) 220-5100
- Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice
- Climate Change and Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Reports
- Climate Change Planning for the Great Plains: Wildlife vulnerability assessment and recommendations for land and grazing management
- Managing Changing Landscapes in the Southwestern United States
- 14 Solutions to Problems Climate Change Poses for Conservation - Examples from the WCS Climate Adaptation Fund
- A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Biodiversity in New Mexico
- Monitoring and Evaluation in Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Highlights for Conservation Practitioners
- Wildlife Conservation Society Climate Adaptation Fund
- Embracing Change: Adapting Conservation Practices to Address a Changing Climate